Lupus is one autoimmune disorder characterized by various antibodies in the body. Through circulatory system, these antibodies can build up in different organs and systems, resulting in corresponding damage. Then, some common symptoms of Lupus may appear. Today, we are here to talk about 8 of them.
1. Quite fatigue or tiredness
Many Lupus patients complain of extreme fatigue or tiredness all the times, because of anemia or low immunity. This will affect patients’ life quality and work performance largely.
As these patients’ immune system becomes abnormal and the antibodies are more likely to attack patients’ own organs, patients may suffer from infections or cold easily. Fever is just one sign of these problems.
3. Joint pain or swelling
When immune complexes accumulate in the joint and cause inflammatory reactions, joint pain or swelling occurs spontaneously.
4. Skin rash
Quite a number of Lupus patients find butterfly-shaped rash on their face especially around the cheeks or bridge of the nose. This appears or worsen, when patients expose to the sun.
5. Shortness of breath
With the progress of Lupus, patients may experience pleurisy or pleural effusion. Then, shortness of breath occur easily.
6. Swelling and proteinuria
Kidneys are more likely to be involved in Lupus. When kidney filters are damaged by Lupus, fluid and sodium retains in the blood and a large amount of protein leaks into the urine, forming proteinuria.
7. Chest pain
Some Lupus patients complain of chest pain, and this may indicate heart disease including pericarditis, myocarditis or even heart failure.
8. Headaches, memory loss or confusion
These problems can indicate that Lupus has attacked nervous system.
Here, we can know the common Lupus symptoms. If you have one or more symptoms the above mentioned, you should tell your doctor immediately to prevent more serious problems.